Definitions of effector

  1. one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
  2. an organ ( a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses
  3. a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
  4. An effecter.
  5. Sherrington's term for one of the nerve- endings within the muscles, glands, etc.; distinguished from receptor.
  6. One who effects; one who produces or causes; a maker or creator.
  7. One who.

Antonyms for effector

sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor.

Usage examples for effector

  1. The reed portion of the instrument acting alone can only express emotional feeling; the resonator, the effector of articulate speech, is the instrument of intelligence, will, and feeling. – The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song by F. W. Mott